Saturday, December 23, 2023

On the Eve of Christmas

Emily and Willow say hello! The month of December, at least for me, has been busy. Hopefully, Willow and Emily are just enjoying their naps, kibbles and cuddles.
Work was, as always, busy. I'm finally able to enjoy some time off over the holidays. Emily is relaxing in this photo. She is such a spicy little cute heart.
A friend took me to a Christmas tree farm. In addition to all of the trees, the tree farm had a barn filled with seasonal items to buy.
I fell in love with this cute little bird in glasses ♥
Willow discovered the cozy comfort of my heated throw. While the weather has been cold there has been very little snow. We have had rain, a bit of snow, a bit of freezing rain and fog.
Earlier this month, I had a Christmas tea with another friend. We talked much too long but it was fun!
This is my Christmas tree again this year. Miss Willow still finds sparkly, shiny things a tempation. So far, this tiny tree has remained upright.
It has been a busy Saturday. I did a lot of housework AND wrapped most of my Christmas gifts. This is a photo of Willow supervising (or judging!) my gift wrapping session :) Wishing everyone who celebrates a very Merry Christmas. I'm hoping to visit your blogs over the next couple of days! Purrs from Emily and Willow.
(funny from Pinterest!)

Sunday, November 19, 2023

November is cuddle season

Hello! Emily looks tuckered out here :) It is exhausting being a cat! Work has been extra busy with staff sickness and a few vacations. When I do get a weekend off it is playing a game of catch up. Thank goodness Emily and Willow like to demonstrate effective relaxation techiniques.
Autumn is here and is slowly shifting into the colder temperatures. I love the glow of fall leaves. There are still a few trees with leaves on them in my area.
Halloween has also come and gone. Some of my neighbours really get into decorating. I tend to towards The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown style of decorating. Of course, there is always the 50 % sales on November 1.
With the arrival of cooler weather, I find Emily and Willow tend to be more snuggly. That is something I can get on board with! I hope everyone is doing well.
(image found on pinterest) This is for any "book dragons" out there!

Sunday, October 15, 2023

October Staycation

My October staycation is almost over. The last 10 days were lovely-slow days populated with quiet walks in the park every morning, visits with family and friends, shopping and reading! Willow and Emily both had their annual vet visit. Willow gained a bit more weight for the second month. She is still on her meds.
Miss Emily also gained weight. Emily also enjoys sharing her opinions on the walk to the vet's office. :) I appreciate her moxy!
This is the park I walked in every morning for the last week. It wasnn't always this sunny! The first morning I was so eager to get outside and enjoy the trees and lake that I neglected to check the weather forcast. I was drenched by the time I finally got home. It took hours before I warmed up!
Swan swimming on the lake.
I even managed to make a dent in a book I started to read last year! Originally, I tried to get it through Interlibrary Loan but realized I would never get it done in 3 weeks and bought it.
We hope everyone is doing well. Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends!
(my vacation socks!)

Sunday, September 10, 2023

September Update

Hello all! We hope everyone is well. There are signs of fall all around me: leaves are starting to turn colour, it is getting darker much earlier in the evening and my seasonal allergies are acting up :) Miss Emily is keeping my leg warm in this photo. She is a cutie.
Willow went to her followup vet appointment late in August. Her weight went from 9.4 pounds to 9.6 pounds. The vet thinks that this shows she is stabalizing. In addition, she has gone from taking three pills and is down to two pills now. I am counting down the weeks till my Autumn vacation! Hopefully, I will have time to take photos, shop, read and try some new recipes. Have a great week!
(I think I need this t-shirt!)

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Happy Birthday Willow!

Happy Birthday, Willow! Willow turned 2 a few days ago. She got extra cuddles, treats and a new catnip mouse toy. (She ignored the toy!) Her followup with the vet is this Thursday so please send her positive purrs ♥

Monday, August 7, 2023

The Not -So-Lazy Days of Summer

Hello! We hope everyone is doing well. Never a dull moment here-short staffed because my co-workers are taking summer holidys (the nerve!) Sometimes, at the end of the day, I feel like I can't possibly face another day :) Thankfully, here in Canada, we have a long weekend. Hooray! Willow is still on her meds. She loves zipping around the apartment. She knocked over a box fan and broke it. Willolw seemed impressed by her destruction abilities. Miss Emily is her sweet self. She loves having her tummy fur cut short during the summer. Honestly, it looks like she is smiling when she lies on her back in front of the fan! Willo has a birthday coming later this month and we already have on gift purchased for her. I'm hoping to visit everyone's blog soon. I'll leave you with a few photos from the last few weeks :) Take care everyone
A beautiful front garden seen on one of my walks.
Sweet Miss Emily. She always appreciates a laundry basket full of warm clothes fresh from the dryer.
Another walk-a gate to someone's garden. ( I feel it might lead to Narnia!)
Willow keeping me company while I read on the sofa. And finally a funny from Pinterest. (just change dog to cat and it would be right!)

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Willow Update

I was vacation last week. Thankfully, they vet's office was able to squeeze Willow in for a look over on Thursday. Upon further investigation, the vet thinks Willow may have collitis. Three different pills are needed for the next while: an antibiotic, a probiotic and "kitty immodium". I am not as patient as I wish. Giving Willow 3 pills is a challenge. I bought some pill pockets which Willow does not seem interested in. I used to give Lucy a pill every day for her asthma. I've either lost my touch or Willow is not as accomadating as Lucy. Please send positive thoughts and any gentle advice. I checked out several YouTube videos for advice and techniques. So far, most of them seem to indicate that I need two more hands. The past week was a typical staycation. I slept in a bit later. I tackled housework that I don't normally have time to do during a work week. My sister, Mom and some friends came for a visit. The swealtering weather, and the sometimes poor air quality, meant I only made it to the park for one visit. However, that walk was amazing!
Raindrops sparkled on the grass!
It sparkled on the flowers ♥
Bird song filled the air. I have an app on my cell phone that helps you to identify what birds are singing. I heard: woodpeckers, Coopers Hawk, a starling, a gold finch, a Cardinal, a Blue Jay and a Red-Winged Black Bird. Miss Emily istaking a wee snooze close by me. I lover her sweet and spunky nature. When I have company, she often walks over to our guests to give them a welcoming head bop.
I hope everyone has a good week! I'll close with this funny from Pinterest.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Willow Update

After speaking with the vet, she has decided to put Willow on deworming meds. If Willow's symptoms improve then all is good. If her symptoms persist, then I need to contact the vet's office again. I'm surprised. Willow had a clean bill of health when I adopted her. I also had my own vet check her out. My cats never go outside. Any gentle advice is welcome. Again, not sure if this is the case but it is how the vet decided to proceed. Thank you people.

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Please Send Willow Healing Thoughts

Thank you to everyone who visiting and wished my Willow good health. I've sent the vet (over the weekend)several emails and a voicemail. I had one email asking me to clarify something but that is all. The office is closed now again for the day. Hopefully, the lack of response means that they don't think her symptoms are serious. I'll keep you posted when I hear/find out anything. Thank you again.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Catching My Breath

Hello! It feels like it has been ages since I last had a chance to say a proper hello! We hope everyone is doing well. I am very thankful to have had a nice staycation this past week. I think one of my favourite parts was NOT having to rush! Miss Emily posed for this photo and let me know by her serious expression that I needed to get a move on for her 10th birthday present.
I found this sweet little mouse toy for Miss Em. Emily seems to approve and dragged the little critter by it's tail to an undisclosed location! :)
There was time for a quiet walks! I loved this tree covered in white blooms and twinkle lights! It seemed to me as if it could be the gateway to Narnia.
A walk in the park revealed a happy cardinal singing an early morning song.
These goslings were keeping a close eye on me.
I was able to enjoy two walks in the park. My favourite time is the golden hour-early morning. It opens up your heart.
This yellow rose helped to spread some cheer. I think Willow liked it, too. I also went to the bookstore, a garden center, a cafe for a visit with a friend, and did some shopping. Early on in the vacation, I baked my favourite muffins: oatmeal brown sugar muffins. These muffins taste amazing, fresh from the oven, with a dab of ginger honey. Thanks for visiting. I wish yooou all a great week. Closing with a smile from Pinterest.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Happy Adoption Day, Willow! ♥

Hello! A quick visit today. It is Willow's Gotcha Day. One year ago today I met Willow for the first time. She was terrified. She hid in corners and under furniture. The little fluff hissed at me when I came close to her. I'm so thankful that she is more comfortable with Emily and with me. I just got over the flu. Then I came down with another bug that is going around. When I get over this current virus, I plan on getting Willow a special treat. For now, though, she got a new paper straw and a new spiral toy.There may also be a treat or two in her near future. Thanks for the visit!
Funny is from Pinterest!